Dr. Mario Michan
Founder & CEO
Dr. Mario Michan is the founder of Daphne Technology. He believes technological innovations are key to minimizing our environmental impact. In Daphne Technology, Mario has combined his two previous careers as a professional in the marine industry, and as a scientist and engineer.
Besides his role in Daphne Technology, Mario has held a Research Scientist position at The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, since 2016. He has previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher for the ALPHA Experiment at the Antimatter Factory in CERN, Geneva. He has co-authored 21 manuscripts (5 Nature publications) and patents, including Daphne Technology's patents, which have been granted in multiple countries in three continents.
Before his science career, he served as an officer in the Colombian Navy commanding small surveillance and intercept craft and subsequently worked as a merchant ship deck and engineer officer onboard a variety of commercial ships. He sailed multiple times along the entire Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North, Central and South America, the Mediterranean, and he has crossed the Atlantic (twice in a tall-ship).
He received his PhD in Physics from The University of British Columbia, a Post-graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Cambridge Judge Business School, and also an Executive MBA degree in Business Administration and Management from INSEAD.
Dr. William Ramsay
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. William Ramsay is Daphne Technology’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He is responsible for all the research and technology development at Daphne and oversees Daphne’s growing patent portfolio. Thanks to his expertise and sharp knowledge, he has also enabled the company to benefit from a grant of €2.5 million from EU Horizon 2020.
Head of Strategic Business Development
Fredrik Hedlund is the Head of Strategic Business Development at Daphne Technology. In the role, he directs the company's strategic partnerships, investments, and growth funding. Fredrik also leads the company’s efforts to implement the Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) business model.
Chief Commercial Officer
Frode Helland-Evebø is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Daphne Technology, responsible for overseeing, execute, and direct all our commercial activities. Through his 25 years of experience within the maritime segment, he has a demonstrated history of developing and generate business within environmental, safety, and security segments for both start-ups and larger companies. Through his passion, focus, and dedication he has built successful teams.
Chief Financial Officer
Ivan Raleff is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Daphne Technology, where he manages the company’s finances and is responsible for safeguarding its assets and fulfilling its regulatory obligations. A Swiss startup veteran, Ivan has more than 11 years of experience as a CFO in luxury watches, marketing and advertising, and technology sectors.